But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
[Image via Fayesvision/WENN.]
Madonna won't make her Australian dates this tour and she feels absolutely TERRIBLE about the whole situation!!
Her Majesty canceled her first stop down under in two decades to spend time with her kids, but she recorded a personal apology to show how much she cares!
Ch-ch-check out the heartfelt sentiments she delivers in an attempt to patch things up with those loyal Australian fans! (above)
While ticket holders were surely disappointed by her decision, we bet they understand how a Mom might put her children first!
Madonna hasn't seen her kids in a really long time and we bet she misses them something terrible!
We sincerely hope the pop star visits the lovely continent very soon, though, before her fans don't get too impatient!